HAUNTED PLACES AND GHOST SIGHTINGS IN CHESTERFIELD
There are many haunted places in chesterfield and you can even book a ghost walk
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Holy Trinity Church newbold road.
In 1927 a 10 year old girl taking a shortcut through the church yard reported seeing a grey misty figure leaning on one of the gate post.
During the second world war During A blackout a young fireman passing the gates of the church yard (Despite the lack of light) saw the figure of a woman in a white dress , He enquired if she was all right but she did not reply but just disappeared .On The second when the man was passing he saw the woman again and once again approached her and asked if she had been there the previous night to which she replied she had, He enquired again if she was all right to which she replied she was, Holding a crucifix the lady apparently walked off into the darkness of the night.It was a very strange experience for the fireman but he could never be certain or sure if what he experienced was paranormal or just very strange.
st Mary and All Saints The Crooked Spire Church.
The Chesterfield parish church is the largest in the country, It has a long and wonderful history but will keep as short as possible.
Building Began on the present church in the early 1200s and continued for many years with a rebuilding of the west front in 1509. On Many occasions Phantom footsteps have been heard by bell ringers and visitors, on the occasion the bell ringers heard these heavy footsteps all the doors were locked with no one else in the building.
HolyWell Cross Church (now a nightclub)
This chapel dates from around 1881.
While still a serving chapel many sightings of a dark shadowy figure were reported all of which happened at a similar time. When the chapel closed down it became the YMCA on one occasion a young rock band practising had packed most of their gear up and left leaving three behind to pack the remaining gear up when they noticed a sudden drop in temperature,it was reported one of the men was in a trance like state and seemed to talking about a sermon.There has also been reports of shadowy figures seen around the kitchen area and what is now a dancefloor, Apparently a shadowy figure has also been caught on the CCTV.
In The early 1960s A road man spotted a figure walking along a shaft in the dark. Throwing his light up to illuminate the figure, the road man recognised the figure as a person named Marren, who had died a few days previous. The witness ran screaming from the site, and terminated his employment. Another story from the mine concerns two senior electrical apprentices working on a pump. The men forced themselves through cobwebs which completely covered the tunnel for hundreds of yards to reach the pump. On completion of the tests, one asked the other 'is the pump running right?'. Before he could reply, they both heard a voice say 'yes it is'. They searched the area to ensure that they were not having a joke played on them, but were totally alone.
The Pomegranate is reputed to be haunted by no other the famous engineer George Stephenson who built the first steam locomotive engine,Stephenson died in chesterfield in 1848 and some claim they have seen him striding proudly across the stage. Other reported sightings include an old lady with grey hair wearing a grey dress in mourning.
Rosehill House (Now demolished & replaced by town hall)
Around the 1830s poltergeist activity was reported, This large house was subject to continuous ringing of bells on the site, The tired occupier eventually fed up of the phenomenon left but could get no one to take up residence after his departure.
During The mid 1950s on one evening bottles were smashed and barrels moved around in a locked cellar. The vandalism was blamed on a ghostly coachman who`s murdered body was thrown down a well in the cellar in the 18th century, There has also been reports of ghostly footsteps walking around the building.
George stephenson occupied this house for the last 10 years of his life.
The caretakers wife was unaware she was sharing the house with a ghost until one day she was walking down a corridor with a locked door at the other end when she heard a mans voice asking why his water had not been bought up,She did not recognise the man, She reported that the man looked a little old fashioned, He repeated the question again thinking she was one of the servants, She apologised and quickly hurried off to tell her husband or ask who this man was, They returned down the corridor to find no one there and no one had passed them in the corridor,The woman was shown a photo album of portraits and quickly pointed out a photo she recognised as the man in the corridor (It was a portrait of George Stephenson)